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Kumiko or “down the rabbit hole!”

The expression of “down the rabbit hole” came from Greg Merritt who writes a blog called HillBilly Daiku.  He’s been doing some Kumiko woodworking and got me intrigued, I laid some of the blame on him and his response was … Continue reading

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First Hand-cut Dovetails in Over a Year!

Hard to believe isn’t it?  It sure was for me when I calculated the time.  The last big dovetailed project was my Armoire, then Diane and I did our 6 month Scottsdale adventure where my focus was carving and gilding … Continue reading

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SawStop Sliding Table Jig and Other Shop Happenings

The heat is on here in Las Vegas, a bit earlier than expected but when I get to the shop at 7-8:00 am it’s already in the low 80’s and humidity around 2-3%.  I’ll work until there is too much … Continue reading

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Fitting Lee Valley Brass Leg Tip #01A4535

The wood used for the Mechanical Cellarette is Bubinga which I’m learning is a pretty challenging material to work with.  The legs are approximately 1 3/4″ square and the initial plan was to taper the insides of them with the bandsaw then … Continue reading

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A (much needed) Neighborly Diversion

As work continues on the Armoire the thought occasionally crosses my mind that this is a big undertaking!  Having discussed my procedure on the blog about how I intend to go about it and not hearing suggestions regarding other ways … Continue reading

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So Close I Can Almost Taste It!!

You wouldn’t believe how happy I am to be at this stage.  The top is completely roughed out and now that I see it laying on the rest of the cabinet my vision and sketches have come to life — great! … Continue reading

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